Freshman Frida Gustafsson Spang
March 9, 2013
ORANGE PARK, Fla. - East Carolina freshman Frida Gustafsson Spang fired a 2-under 70 Saturday to move into sole possession of first place at the JMU Eagle Landing Invitational. The three-day, 54-hole event is being played at Eagle Landing at Oakleaf Plantation (Par 72 - 6,282 yards) in Orange Park, Fla., just outside of Jacksonville.
Gustafsson Spang, who was tied after the first round, takes a two-stroke lead into final round action on Sunday with a 5-over 139. The freshman from Kinna, Sweden, once again tallied six birdies on her round giving her 12 through 36 holes. She is one of three golfers under par for the tournament and is joined by Campbell's Tahnia Ravnjak (3-under/141) and Mississippi State's Ally McDonald (1-under/143).
Sophomore Emily Eng (150) moved up to a share of 22nd place after posting a 1-over 73, which consisted of three birdies. Fellow classmate Katie Kirk (153) bested her first round score by three strokes (75) and is tied for 47th. Freshman Nico Engstroem Skaug (159) sits in a tie for 74th, while junior Fanny Wolte is 97th after a second round score of 71 (1-under). Wolte withdrew from opening round play due to flu-like symptoms. Sophomore Devan Murphy (176) is playing as an individual and currently stands 95th.
Leading the team portion of the event is 36th-ranked Campbell at 7-over par (583). Elon is seven strokes back at 590, while the Pirates moved up five spots and sit in third at 591. Rounding out the top five are host James Madison (593) and Chattanooga (597).
Final round action will begin at 8 a.m. with the Pirates set to tee off from the first tee at 9:36 a.m. Pirate fans can follow all the action live on Golfstat.com.